The ECTS Academy has be founded as a daughter society of the ECTS. The concept follows the model of interdisciplinary Young Academies: young researchers self-organise their society to foster personal contact and networking among the most talented young scientists.
The ECTS Academy represents the most talented young researchers and clinicians in the musculoskeletal field in Europe and is aimed at strengthening the future of musculoskeletal research by attracting top scientists and assisting them in setting up their research network.
Scientific excellence and cooperative engagement for advancing musculoskeletal research are key requirements for being elected to the membership.
A maximum of ten members are elected every year for a membership duration of 2 years, renewable after an internal review process.
The ECTS Academy membership will not exceed 50 members and during their membership, each fellow will receive a wide range of benefits including:
- One personal research grant in the amount of €2,500.00 – to be paid after one year of active participation
- Free registration at the ECTS Annual Congress during the membership duration
A key benefit is also the access to ECTS members and supporters which include top level scientists in Europe. The ECTS Academy members will be able to network and establish personal contacts. The ECTS Academy will receive funds to support Academy activities, such as its own ECTS Academy Annual Retreat.
Activities of ECTS Academy are possible thanks to the financial support of Amgen Europe and Kyowa Kirin.